Friday, March 22, 2002

Spanish Language Access

The Monolingual Cataloging Monolith: A Barrier to Access for Readers of Spanish by Bruce Jensen provides a nice introduction to the problem of access for the Spanish speaking population and some possible solutions. Has a nice bibliography for further reading.

I was at a workshop yesterday on cataloging videos given by Nancy Olson. It was good to meet and chat with other catalogers. I'm the only person here who speaks cataloging, so meeting with others is always a treat.

MARC Proposals and Discussion Papers

The cover sheets for proposals and discussion papers presented at the Midwinter meetings of the MARC Advisory Committee have been updated with results of discussions. They are available at:

Proposal No. 2002-01: Definition of Subfield $u (URI) in field 670 (Source Data Found) in the MARC 21 Authority Format

Proposal No. 2002-02: Definition of Subfields $u, $y and $3 in Fields 508 and 511 of the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Proposal No. 2002-03: Expanding Field 046 for Other Dates in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Proposal No. 2002-04: Definition of Subfield $p (Number of pieces per issuance) in Fields 853-855 of the MARC 21 Holdings Format

Proposal No. 2002-05: Expansion of Regularity Pattern Coding in Fields 853-855 Subfield $y in the MARC 21 Holdings Format

Proposal No. 2002-06: Changes in Field 008 in the MARC 21 Holdings Format

Proposal No. 2002-07: Definition of Additional Second Indicator Values for Specific Subject Systems in Field 655 in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Proposal No. 2002-08: Making the First Indicator Value 0 (U.S. Dept. of Defense Classification) Obsolete in Field 052 of the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Authority Formats

Proposal No. 2002-09: Encoding Variable Length Coordinate Formats in Field 034 (Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data) in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP01: Coding Electronic Formats for Different Media in Field 007 of the MARC 21 Bibliographic and Holdings Formats

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP02: Renaming the 008 Positions to Reflect their Content in the MARC 21 Bibliographic Format

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP03: Changes for FAST Subject Headings

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP04: Addition of Imprint and Physical Description Fields to the MARC 21 Holdings Format

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP05: Guidelines for the Nonfiling Control Character Technique in the MARC 21 Formats

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP06: Repertoire Expansion in the Universal Character Set for Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics

Discussion Paper No. 2002-DP07: Changes for UKMARC Format Alignment

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Map Cataloging

Map Cataloging: Learning the Basics by Susan M. Moore and Lucinda M. Hall is a very nice introduction. Has a good list of resources, information about projection, scale, subject headings and differences from book cataloging. Anyone who only deals with maps on an occasional basis should print this out and keep it handy.

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Typographical Errors in Library Databases

Typographical Errors in Library Databases Terry Ballard has collected the most common spelling and typographical errors in our catalogs. This is important work, since an error can scatter references defeating one of the prime reasons for cataloging, to bring together like works. I'm planning to check a few from his list every day. In a few weeks I should be through the most common errors. There is an e-mail list for the topic as well as the Web pages showing the most common errors found.

I began checking some of these in our catalog and have to admit I found some.

Monday, March 18, 2002

Tools for Cataloging Cartographic Materials

A while back I had the pleasure of doing a presentation on map cataloging to the advanced cataloging class at the University of Texas. Here is the bibliography I put together for that talk.

Andrew, Paige G. and Mary Lynette Larsgaard, editors. Maps and Related Cartographic Materials: Cataloging, Classification, and Bibliographic Control. New York: Haworth Information Press, 1999.
A good introduction for each specific cartographic type, maps, globes, cross-sections, etc.

Anglo-American Cataloguing Committee for Cartographic Materials. Cartographic Materials: a Manual of Interpretation for AACR2. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association, 1982.
A new edition is due soon.

Banerjee, Kyle. The Cataloging Calculator
Search geographic cutters, area codes, country codes and other common abbreviations and codes in cataloging.

Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Division. Class G, Geography, Maps, Anthropology, Recreation. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2001.

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. MARC Code List for Geographic Areas. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 2000.

Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division. Map Cataloging Manual. Washington, D.C.: Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, 1991.

Map and Geography Round Table. MAGERT (ALA Map and Geography Round Table).
Newsletter, open-file reports, news and other information from the ALA group.

Reese, Terry. Map Cataloging: Cataloging Tools
Includes a searchable G schedule, subject cutters, scale calculator, and many links.

Western Association of Map Libraries.

Wood, Clifford H. Map Scale Indicator. St. John's, Newfoundland, Dept. of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland.